On March 24-25, CU-Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano met with members of the Colorado congressional delegation in Washington, DC to discuss campus student success and affordability initiatives, as well as university federal priorities.
With a month left in the legislative session, over 500 bills have been introduced and many more are still being drafted. Several of the bills impact CU and we have been working hard to protect and support CU’s interests. There are many other bills we are working on that impact our campus endeavors.
CU President Bruce Benson and CU Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor Don Elliman made a visit to Washington, DC in February to meet with the Colorado Congressional delegation and highlight a number of issues important to the University.
In February, the CU Government Relations staff met with the Colorado Congressional delegation to express concern for provisions included in recently-proposed patent legislation, and help them understand how a strong, enforceable patent is essential to new companies created with CU technology.
Dr. Dan Theodorescu, Director of the University of Colorado Cancer Center, gave a presentation to the House Public Health and Human Services Committee on research and treatments taking place at the Anschutz Medical Campus.
On January 15, Barbara Paradiso and her students from the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs Center for Domestic Violence visited the capitol. Senator Linda Newell, a true advocate in the field, graciously hosted them as her guests on the Senate floor and spoke with them about her legislative efforts concerning domestic violence.
CU Anschutz Medical Campus Chancellor Elliman and Vice President for Health Affairs, CU and Executive Vice Chancellor of the Anschutz Medical Campus Lilly marks presented to the Joint House and Senate Business Committees on the positive impacts the campus has on Colorado.